Exploring cultures and communities – the slow way

One flag: blue background with twelve stars. It flutters above buildings in over forty European capitals. hidden europe looks at the Council of Europe flag.

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Fifty years ago, the blue flag with gold stars that nowadays is so commonly associated with the European Union (EU) was already fluttering in the streets of many European capitals. For the emblematic flag was not designed for the European Union at all, but rather for the Council of Europe.

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hidden europe

and manage hidden europe, a Berlin-based editorial bureau that supplies text and images to media across Europe. Together they edit hidden europe magazine. Nicky and Susanne are dedicated slow travellers. They delight in discovering the exotic in the everyday.

This article was published in hidden europe 7.